Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Board Meeting - June 21, 2018
Commissioner Shore brought attention to the fact that an unnamed construction crew had discharged construction materials into the Chicago River. The infraction was noted and reported by a newspaper reporter who happened to be on the river. The Industrial Waste Commission investigated and found that the construction company had not followed through on its permit with the city which then requires contact with the MWRD for a permit. The MWRD regulates the quality of the water and issued a cease and desist order [the City while telling contractors to contact the District, does not itself inform the District of a new permit]. The crew was supposed to discharge waste into the city sewer system. To discharge to the river requires a State IEPA permit.
Commissioner Shore asked the District’s staff to reach out to tour-boat operations, building managers, concessioners, etc. and inform them of the MWRD’s citizen reporting software app.
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